Township of Hanover Fire District #2 Board of Fire Commissioners

7:30 PM Public Meeting | 2nd Monday of Every Month | 10 Troy Hills Road, Whippany


2023 Fire District Election | Saturday 2.18.2023

The Hanover Township Fire District # 2 (Whippany Fire Department) will be holding its annual Fire Commissioner election and 2023 proposed budget approval on Saturday, February 18 at the Whippany Fire House from 2PM to 9PM.

The address is 10 Troy Hills Road, Whippany NJ 07981.

There is one open seat (3-year term) with the following candidate(s) running:

1) Robert Cobane Junior (Incumbent)

Proposed 2023 Budget – Click here

A simplified version of the proposed 2023 budget – Click here

The Whippany Fire Department shall strive for excellence in the performance of our duty and in the service we provide to all citizens. We shall be an organization of men and women who hold devotion to duty above personal risk. We will count sincerity of service above personal comfort and convenience. We shall strive increasingly to find better ways of protecting our fellow Firefighters and the lives, homes, and property of our fellow citizens from the ravages of fire and other disasters.

Whippany Board of Fire Commissioners
John Gethins
Steve Willans
Vice Chairman
Al Ehrich
Robert Cobane Jr
Richard Quinn


The Board of Fire Commissioners is committed to an open and transparent process. Please review the included governance documents the Township of Hanover Fire District #2 Board of Fire Commissioners uses monthly and yearly in its management of the Hanover Township Fire District # 2, such as Meeting Agendas, Meeting Minutes, Resolutions, Budgets, and Audits.

The Fire District is governed by a Board of Fire Commissioners who the registered voters of the Whippany elect. Each year, the board is responsible for submitting a budget to the State of New Jersey for review and approval. In accordance with New Jersey State Law, the budget is presented to the voters of Whippany on the third Saturday in February between the hours of 2:00 PM and 9:00 PM for a vote. Election of Fire Commissioners also occurs at this time.

The Board of Fire Commissioners is responsible for establishing administrative policies, hiring and appointing members, and funding the operations of the Fire District within the guidelines and statutes of the State of New Jersey. The board, as public officials, must follow all of the rules promulgated for public agencies.

The Commissioners of the Fire District have the powers, duties, and functions within the district for preventing and extinguishing fires and regulating fire hazards to the same extent as a municipality. The Board can perform only those acts for which expressed or implied authority exists in law or in the rules and regulations stemming therefrom. The Board assumes the district’s final legal, ethical, moral, and financial responsibility in accordance with New Jersey Statutes.